If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for a good time lapse video. Arkansas’ athletic department just posted a couple showing the progress of the stadium expansion. First lets take a look at the north endzone.
June progress in the North End Zone... pic.twitter.com/RkPLSt4xA3— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) July 7, 2017
The first thing that really stands out is how much the building will close in that side. You don’t realize until you see the structure how on top of that endzone it really is. It feels like a good way to close in the stadium and make it appear bigger without adding more seats than what need to be added.
If you’ll notice the video board that is supposed to be on that end isn’t there and likely won’t be before the season. No need to worry though, just turn your attention to the south end.
(UPDATE: A couple have pointed out to me that you can’t see the frame of the videoboard on the north end but it is in fact there. So we should have dual videoboards next year)
— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) July 8, 2017
South videoboard going to be pic.twitter.com/GcN1WkKmWM
What’s bigger than one huge video board? Two, obviously. They have tried many different things up on the top of the south endzone to make the best use of that space to varying degrees of success. That video board is probably the best of the options they have.
Everything won’t be done for kickoff against TCU, but you can start to envision what the final product will look like and it’s going to be a major improvement. If you want to see the progress live, there are a couple of permanent cameras you can check out here.